Bonjour from Madagascar!

Hello everyone, it’s my pleasure to introduce myself. I’m Jojo writing to you from the northern provence of Antsiranana in Madagasdcar. We are the fourth largest island in the world and part of the wonderful African union.

I am learning guitar for the first time with Justin and am happy to be a part of this community. For your information, everyone in this country speaks the official language of Malagasy. French is also an official language, but it’s taught in school and not everyone can afford the tuition. Some people also speak English, Spanish, and German.

My main interests are blues, jazz, funk, and kompa music.

Okay, that’s my introduction. Allons y! Atsika jiaby!



Hi Jojo,
Welcome here and I wish you lots of fun in that beautiful country :sunglasses:

Hello Jojo and welcome to our community. :slight_smile:

I hope you have a wonderful guitar adventure.

Hey Jojo

Welcome, good to have you here.

Madagascar is on our list of places to visit hope to be there one day soon.


Welcome to the forum Jojo

Hey Jojo, welcome to the community. I live on the worlds largest island continent! :slight_smile:

Look forward to hearing more from you

Hi Jojo and welcome to the Community. Not only the fourth largest island but heck you have a monopoly on Lemurs !! And you don’t get much cooler than that. Here’s one dancing to some kompa :rofl:



Sois le bienvenu, Jojo! I traveled to Madagascar a couple of years ago. Fantastic country, great people! I still have the recording of an indri calling on my phone :slight_smile:

Welcome Jojo, I wish you lots of fun for your guitar journey!

Hello Jojo, and a warm welcome to the community :hugs:!
I’m always so excited when I realize how international this community is :star_struck:.

I wish you a wonderful guitar journey and hope to hear more from you :smiley:.

Hi JoJo,
Welcome to the community and from such a fantastic place.
Good luck on your journey and have fun.

@roger_holland, @SgtColon, @stitch, @Helen0609, @amandaw57, Thank you for the welcome. I am very excited to be a part of this community!

You are always welcome to visit this wonderful country :madagascar:

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@tony The worlds largest island continent? Hmmm…I am guessing you live in Australia? I imagine it is a beautiful place with natural beauty and resources.

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@TheMadman_tobyjenner Yes! It’s true we have lemurs (we call them maki in our native Malagasy language). In fact, did you know… 90% of our plants and 85% of our animals are only found here in Madagascar and nowhere else on earth?

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Thank you for the kind words. Which part of the country did you visit?

I am also excited! This is a wonderful time to be a learner (of everything!). We are lucky to connect across the world with audio, video, community forums, and other fun tools.

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Yes thanks to an interest in Natural History, my youth wasn’t wasted. Something that make Madagascar and others like it very unique ! :+1:

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We started in Tana, then went to Antsirabe, Andringitra, Isalo, Ifaty, Ile Sainte Marie, Andasibe-Mantadia, and back to Tana. A very beautiful trip, great memories!

Hi Jojo, welcome to the community. I am from the US and currently have Organic Madagascar Vanilla extract on my shopping list and know that most of the real vanilla in the world comes from Madagascar. I hope you have fun learning songs that you love on Justin’s website.